Peshawar, September 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health Shaukat Ali Yousafazi, has suspended the services of MO Orthopedic District Headquarters Hospital, Nowshera Dr. Syed Badshah and issued directives to the higher authorities to immediately transfer the existing Surgeon Orthopedic Dr. Asif from the same hospital.
These directives were issued by the minister health on public complaints during his visit to the District Headquarters Hospital, Nowshera where he was inspecting laboratories, casualty and different wards and listening to the grievances of the patients and their attendants.
The minister health was briefed on the defective X-Ray machines in the hospital labs on which he approved an X-Ray machine and Blood Screening Machine for hepatitis B and C (PCR) for the hospital.
Talking to the people Shoukat Ali Yousafzai disclosed that in all the hospitals of the province emergency services would be made free of cost inauguration of which would be made by the PTI Chairman Imran Khan on September 4 at Peshawar.
He said Rs. 30 million and Rs. 50 million respectively would be given to every BHU and teaching hospital in their budgets. He said in the past only injectable drugs were to be provided to the patients in the hospitals free of cost but now tablets and capsules would also be provided free of cost and the service would get its start from September 4 positively.
The minister also directed the concerned authorities to provide the required facilities in the hospital wards as identified by the patients during his visit.
Later, talking to the media people, the minister health said that the PTI government had within two months recruited 500 doctors and 550 nurses and established management councils comprising credible people who would supervise purchase of medicines and equipments for the hospitals which would extirpate corruption and purchase of substandard drugs in the hospitals. He said within the end of this month all the vacant posts of technicians and lab assistants would be filled that would end the shortage of doctors and paramedics.
To a question that whether the government was in talks with Taliban, Shoukat Yousafzai declared that talks with Taliban were possible in accordance with the framework made by the federal government as when the foreign policy could not get change the efforts of the provincial government could not be proved fruitful. He said if the federal government was initiating talks with Taliban, they would fully support the talks.
In reply to a question regarding Maulana Fazlur Rahman the minister health Shoukat Yousafzai said that Maulana Fazlur Rahman needed to consult a good psychiatrist for treatment of his damaged mental system. He said the maulana was a religious and political asset and his treatment was very necessary to preserve that asset.
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